My desire is to tell stories and write informative essays that will be helpful and enjoyable for others and therapeutic for me. I also hope writing these will help me (and others) to see the world as my daughter sees it—that grace, redemption and beauty can be found everywhere.
That’s my daughter, and she really said that unprompted! I think this video and the following quote captures what I long for through this blog, through life and through faith—to see the world as a child does.
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. – G. K Chesterton
Of course, G. K. Chesterton is not being literal. He’s being poetic, and I believe he captures the wonder of a child perfectly.